Bikamwa Plus Group
Serge is 28 years old and single. He runs a telephone booth and is a money changer. He started his business in 1996 with a beginning capital of US$ 150. With hard work and determination, his business prospered. Serge’s business is located in the west of the city of Kinshasa. He has already received Hope DRCongo’s loans three times and repaid them correctly. He intends with the next loan to purchase more prepaid cards and increase his inventory in order to reinforce his working capital. He makes US$ 65 in profit each week. His ambition is to purchase a generator to rent out and to become a card provider in his area.
About HOPE DRCHOPE International has been providing small business loans and savings services to thousands of entrepreneurs in DRC since 2004. HOPE DRC targets small business owners who can use loans to increase their inventories or invest in assets that have the potential to increase their incomes. Funds from Kiva lenders play a major role in expanding access to affordable, flexible capital for micro-entrepreneurs, 80% of whom are women.
This is a Group Loan
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